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Conventional wisdom views globalization as a process that heralds the diminishing role or even 'death' of the state and the rise of transnational media and transnational consumption. Global Media and National Policies questions those assumptions and shows not only that the nation-state never left but that it is still a force to be reckoned with. With contributions that look at global developments and developments in specific parts of the world, it demonstrates how nation-states have adapted to globalization and how they still retain key policy instruments to achieve many of their policy objectives. This book argues that the phenomenon of media globalization has been overstated, and that national governments remain key players in shaping the media environment, with media corporations responding to the legal and policy frameworks they deal with at a national level.
Terry Flew is Professor of Media and Communications at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of The Creative Industries, Culture and Policy, Global Creative Industries, New Media: An Introduction and Media Economics. He chairs the Global Communication and Social Change Division of the International Communications Association. Petros Iosifidis is Professor in Media Policy at City University London, UK. He is the author of five books and has published extensively in refereed journals. He serves as an ESRC Peer Review College reviewer and as a national expert for EU projects. He is Editor of the International Journal of Digital Television.
Jeanette Steemers is Co-Director of the Communications and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster, UK. She has published widely on TV exports, media industries and children's television, and her work has been funded by the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust and the AHRC.
Table of Contents
1. Global Media and National Policies: The Return of the State; Terry Flew, Petros Iosifidis and Jeanette Steemers 2. Globalization and the Re-emergence of the Regulatory State; Petros Iosifidis 3. The 'post-state' argument and its problems: Lessons from media policy reforms in Latin America; Silvio Waisbord 4. Global Integration, State Policy and the Fate of the Media; Colin Sparks 5. National Media Regulations in an Age of Convergent Media: Beyond Globalisation, Neoliberalism and Internet Freedom Theories; Terry Flew 6. The nation-state and media globalization: Has the nation-state returned – or did it never leave?; Graeme Turner 7. Cultural Policy, Chinese National Identity and Globalization; Vicky Ho and Anthony Fung 8. Global Communications and National Policies: The view from the EU; Maria Michalis 9. Blurred Lines: Public Service Media and the State; Jeanette Steemers 10. Media reform in Latin America revisited: where do we go from here?; Carolina Matos 11. Media 'Globalization' as Survival Strategy for Authoritarian Regimes In the Arab Middle East; Naomi Sakr 12. The State and Public Broadcasting: Continuity and Change in Zimbabwe; Winston Mano 13. The price of liberalization and other strains on democracy and media freedom in Central and Eastern Europe; Aukse Balcytiene